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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

"First I'll buy some beads
And then perhaps a leather band
To go around my head
Some feathers and bells
And a book of Indian lore
I will ask the Chamber Of Commerce
How to get to Haight Street
And smoke an awful lot of dope
I will wander around barefoot
I will have a psychedelic gleam in my eye at all times
I will love everyone
I will love the police as they kick the shit out of me on the street
I will sleep . . .
I will, I will go to a house
That's, that's what I will do
I will go to a house
Where there's a rock & roll band
'Cause the groups all live together
And I will join a rock & roll band
I will be their road manager
And I will stay there with them
And I will get the crabs
But I won't care"

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Poster: snori Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

'Does my hair look good at the back ?' How many of us read Kafka's 'In the penal colony' while listening to this record ? I read it, but at a later date. A particularly gruesome form of capital punishment. (In the story, not the record)

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

I always thought that line should be "smoke a lot of awful dope." A subtle difference, but an important one...